Spring Hill Arts Center (SHAC) soon plans to hold the second round of auditions for its upcoming production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Auditions on Oct. 2 and 3 had a pretty good turnout, according to Cheri Hughes, president of the Spring Hill Arts Center executive board. However, the auditions did not draw enough boys.

In response, the play’s directors will hold a second round of auditions Sunday, Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in hopes of filling the male roles of the production. The auditions will be held at the Old School Building on School Street in Spring Hill and will consist of a cold reading from the script.

“In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history,” Hughes said. “You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.”

The comedy is adapted from the best-selling young adult book by Barbara Robinson.

Needed for the cast are four men and eight boys ages 7-13. Roles include the Bradley family, the Herdman kids and members of the church. Volunteers are also needed for stage crew.

The production dates are slated for Dec. 9, 10 and 11.

For more information, contact the Spring Hill Arts Center at 931-486-4121. The directors of the production are Hughes and Jennifer Lamoreaux.

Quint Qualls covers Spring Hill for Home Page Media Group. Reach him at quint@springhillhomepage.com.